Red Queen

Red Queen

Book - 2016 | First paperback edition
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Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood -- those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard -- a growing Red rebellion -- even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016
Edition: First paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062310644
006231064X
9780062641489
0062641484
Characteristics: 388, 13 pages ; 21 cm

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pink_dog_617
Dec 08, 2018

Action packed, and hard to keep away from. It was practically glued to my hands. It's perfectly paced, never boring, and engaging characters. I moment I finished The Red I tore my room apart looking for the next book. The moment I found it i wasted no time in finishing the first half of the book. No doubt this is a 5 star book.

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sschriver
Dec 07, 2018

The generally read true crime novels, so this was a change for me. The last series that I read was The Hunger Games. I found this series to be very addictive. It was difficult to wait for War Storm to come out earlier this year. I was a little disappointed with the ending, but it leaves an opening for a 5th book in the future.

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LottsOLuvv
Dec 04, 2018

It's such a brilliantly written story. I couldn't stop thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. I think this is the fastest I've ever read a full book before.

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mogie
Nov 05, 2018

I'm not entirely sure why it took me so long to finish this book. I enjoyed it. Maybe I found the development slow. I will likely read the rest of the series and recommend it to anyone who likes Hunger Games, the Uglies, etc. Maybe I am getting a bit tired of this genre...The market is definitely over saturated, but this was a stand out.

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honorh
Sep 13, 2018

The ebook associated with this listing is Queen Song, a short prequel novella, not the novel Red Queen. If you want to check out the Red Queen ebook, you need to do so through overdrive directly.

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AwesomeNadja
Aug 16, 2018

I've been dying to read this series for quite a while now and I was not disappointed. The Red Queen is a romantic-dystopian novel that has excitement and betrayal at every turn. It reflects society and the hierarchy within communities and how revolutions are formed when the underclassmen decide enough is enough. All in all, this book is AMAZING and I recomend it to anyone who needs an escape from reality or just wants a good book to read.

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KRISTA LACKEY
Jul 26, 2018

One of my favorite books! Filled with twists and turns! You'll never see the end coming!

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pcha012
Jul 25, 2018

I remember reading this book a year ago and I could not put it down because I was so good! I do not remember much but I remember mare's fiancé betrayed her and the was a huge plot twist. I was really surprised on how the character changes throughout the book. Honestly I wanted Mare to be with him instead but he turned out to be really cruel towards everyone in the end. The ending did not turn out as I expected and threw off kind of boring but it went well. Anyways I loved this and the big plot in this as well!

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dshyams
Jul 20, 2018

I listened to this book during a road trip that I went on recently, and I just could not put it down. The ending totally came out of nowhere. I am really excited to read the next books.

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bookishmutant
Jun 21, 2018

DNF. Couldn’t stand it any longer.

Please. Just stop. Stop it with the horrible fake names (sometimes I can handle them, but these were egregious), the insta-love, the overused dystopian world and characters, and everything else.
It seems I’m in the minority on this one, but with all of the good, original YA out there, how can this have a fairly large fandom? It’s all just a mess of tropes and cliches. Do yourself a favor and read something with creativity and substance. I beg you.

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pink_dog_617
Dec 08, 2018

pink_dog_617 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 25

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sschriver
Dec 07, 2018

sschriver thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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nks2005
Jul 19, 2018

nks2005 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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SugaryTiramisu
Apr 26, 2018

SugaryTiramisu thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 18

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foxface
Nov 26, 2017

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samaneddine
Oct 08, 2017

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loveseal516
Aug 28, 2017

loveseal516 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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anisamusic
Aug 13, 2017

anisamusic thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 20

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olive_rabbit_1
May 01, 2017

olive_rabbit_1 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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blue_dolphin_5149
Apr 08, 2017

blue_dolphin_5149 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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scifiid
Mar 11, 2018

“I told you to hide your heart once. You should have listened.”

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scifiid
Mar 11, 2018

“It's our nature. We destroy. It's the constant of our kind. No matter the color of blood, man will always fall.”

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scifiid
Mar 11, 2018

“A lie will raise me up, and one day another lie will bring me down.”

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scifiid
Mar 11, 2018

“In the fairy tales, the poor girl smiles when she becomes a princess. Right now, I don't know if I'll ever smile again.”

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blue_bat_1151
Dec 24, 2016

"These fools, these terrorist, these murderers,will be brought to justice.And they will die."

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booklover1010
Jul 18, 2016

Anyone can betray anyone

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jws714
Jun 29, 2016

“To look powerful is to be powerful.”

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jws714
Jun 29, 2016

“I'm an accident. I'm a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion.”

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jws714
Jun 29, 2016

“Red in the head, Silver in the heart”

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jws714
Jun 29, 2016

“You should know the difference between secrets and lies.”

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blue_bat_1151
Dec 24, 2016

Mare Barrow lives in a world where power is controlled by blood. But not her blood. As a red she is not only powerless but also poor and no silver cares, until it happens.
Mare's world is turned upside down when she is revealed to have abilities of her own. Now Mare is controlled by the Silver King and Queen and they take advantage of that power. Will Mare free her people or will the Silvers use her against them? In this game of power called life no one is safe.

LibraryK8 Apr 17, 2015

Mare Barrow's fate is sealed. She is a lowly red, born to work hard and serve the ruling silvers. With her birthday approaching and no job prospects, Mare will be conscripted in to the army like her older brothers. Fighting in an endless war, Mare will surely die on the battlefield. Desperate and out of options, Mare takes a big risk to sneak into the castle for a chance to pick pocket from the rich and powerful silvers that hold her fate in their hands. Stealing from silvers isn't as easy as it sounds as each is gifted with an ability due to their silver blood. Some can read minds, some control fire, some can become invisible. Mare has to be very careful...but everything goes wrong when a resistance group called Red Dawn detonates a bomb in the city square. Suspicion falls on any red in the area, and Mare has to make a quick exit without any loot to show for it.

Mare knows she is doomed to conscription when she meets a friendly servant who offers her a job working for the silvers in the castle. The deal seems to good to be true. With the wages she can take care of her family and be saved from the battlefield. Her elation doesn't last long. Her first job is serving noble families on the night of Queenstrial, when all the silver noble families present their daughters (and their dangerous abilities) to the royal family to choose from for the son's betrothed. Things go horribly wrong when Mare accidentally falls into the testing arena, directly into an electrified net. The electricity should have killed her, but Mare absorbs the power, feeling the sparks tickle across her skin.

Mare's survival is quickly covered up by the royal family. No red should have the power to control electricity! With the Red Dawn attacking silver power, rebellions in several cities, the last thing the silvers need is a red with special abilities proving that being a silver isn't that special after all. The King and Queen concoct a story that Mare is the lost daughter of a fallen silver general. Mare (now Mareena) is revealed to the public as a silver raised by reds and immediately betrothed to the youngest prince. Mare's has to keep the secret of her red heritage for her families safety. But Red Dawn also sees potential in Mare's position as a red posing as a silver and they try to recruit her. Will Mare risk everything for equality and freedom? What about the prince she might love?

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pink_dog_617
Dec 08, 2018

Coarse Language: A few swear words.

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Aug 23, 2017

Coarse Language: 4 uses of hell. 3? uses of b*tch 1 of damn

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